Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76537 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-03-01 10:05:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-01 15:05:02 [post_content] => The process of making a film is one of many stages: pre-production, production, post-production, and everything in between. During post-production, many different sets of eyes watch the film numerous times while editing is underway. But, of course, editors aren't perfect and are still only human, so most of the time continuity errors aren't detected and later found in the already finished product.When watching your favorite film, or going to the theaters to go see the latest release, as audience members we get so invested in the story that most of the time we don't notice these mistakes made by editors. But if you're a major movie buff, you may take the time to find these mistakes and point them out in a YouTube video.Film editor, Sven Pape, has sat staring at Final Cut Pro for hours editing films like Mark Webber's The End of Love, Good Time Max starring James Franco and L.A. Twister. In a recent YouTube video, Pape evaluates some of Hollywood's most iconic films, and points out some of the mistakes missed. He even looks at his own film, The End of Love, and points out continuity errors he never noticed before.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2fyviJHwWQWhen it comes to continuity errors, depending on how bad they are, they can either be distracting to the viewer, or just blend in with a scene and go unnoticed. In Pape's video, he includes scenes from Shutter Island, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and more, all of which are guilty of goofs. He said notable film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, worked on many Martin Scorcese films, including the Wolf of Wall Street. This film has won awards, been recognized as a must-see movie, however it also has its share of movie mistakes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLiJ_NPyW-4According to Pape, Schoonmaker said in an interview continuity errors in films should not be so focused on, and audience members should refrain from getting fussy over them."The priority is is absolutely on the best take for performance, and frankly I don't understand why people get so hung up on these issues. It doesn't matter, you know why? Because you're being carried along by the power of the film," said Schoonmaker in the interview.Schoonmaker does have a point. When the story and performance of the actors in the film is strong, any errors an editor might cringe over may not even be realized by the viewer. The concentration is on Leonardo DiCaprio, after all.However, there are some viewers in the audience who may have went to film school, and can't help pointing out the errors they pick up on. Nonetheless, that is only a small majority, and if they are spending time looking for these mistakes, they probably aren't taking in the film in its entirety.Walter Murch, film editor for Apocalypse Now, created a six-point guide editors should refer to before considering making a cut. When looking at a particular scene and deciding what to trash, editors should consider: emotion, story, rhythm, eye-trace, 2D plane on the screen and 3D space of action. If the scene meets any of these criteria, the editor should probably reconsider trying to cut out the mistake, and just let it happen. Most likely, no one is going to notice it.What do you think of continuity errors? Do you find them distracting, or hardly ever notice them?[Featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => Are Continuity Errors in Movies a Nuisance or Irrelevant to the Story? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => are-continuity-errors-in-movies-a-nuisance-or-irrelevant-to-the-story [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-01 10:05:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-01 15:05:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76537 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76482 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-27 16:52:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-27 21:52:00 [post_content] => The Academy Awards is the second most watched televised event, behind the Superbowl, and each year, millions of viewers tune in to see which of their favorite actors and films will take home the golden statue. This year, Moonlight, after a mess up with the announcement cards, won Best Picture, a huge achievement for the independent film industry, as well as the black LGBTQ+ community. However, this community within the film realm was not the only group given well deserved recognition.Casey Neistat, famous vlogger and Youtube sensation, highlighted the achievements of the underdogs in the film industry, the creators and makers like himself, by starring in a Samsung commercial to bring attention to and celebrate the YouTube community, as well as content creators of the millennial generation.The commercial opens to a dark, stormy setting in an empty, dimly lit parking lot. Neistat walks up to the microphone, stands in the center of the frame, and says "allow me to introduce the rest of us." Here's a behind the scenes vlog Neistat published on his channel that traces the production process of the commercial.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-HowngZ7EABy "the rest of us" he means the other side of the film industry that doesn't have huge budgets, high quality cameras, major sets and production accessibility. Most of the time, the "others" just have their creative ideas and a smartphone. Of course, the commercial is intended to encourage viewers to purchase a Samsung phone, however the main message is that content creators and filmmakers who are seen as the outsiders to the industry should be better acknowledged."We have ideas that we need to share, we know it's not the size of the production that matters, it's what you make. We don't create because we have to, we create because we love to...when we're told we can't, we all have the same answer. Watch me," Neistat said in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt3bF4dJTnkFilmmaking in the millennial era has completely revolutionized the meaning of traditional filmmaking. However, the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and others still only recognize films and movies within the traditional sphere.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdSRLO2DyhcTwo of the more prestigious awards for those who create social media content are the Shorty Awards and Streamy Awards, of which Neistat has won both: the Shorty for YouTuber of the Year, and the Streamy for First Person Series in 2016. Although both great honors, Neistat's content is changing the definition of filmmaking. At the Oscars this year, Amazon's film Manchester By the Sea won Best Actor, and other streamed films were also nominated, so who knows, maybe YouTube and vlogging will become its own category at the Oscars some day. [post_title] => Casey Neistat Disrupts Traditional Filmmaking at The Oscars [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => casey-neistat-disrupts-traditional-filmmaking-at-the-oscars [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-27 16:52:00 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-27 21:52:00 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76482 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75962 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-14 12:24:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-14 17:24:08 [post_content] => Netflix and Amazon are two streaming sites making Academy Awards history this year with Oscar-nominated films, making streamed cinema a whole category to be recognized in.Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary, "13th," was nominated for Documentary Feature, as well as two documentary shorts, “Extremis” and “The White Helmets" for Documentary Short Subject. Amazon made the greatest accomplishment with streamed film "Manchester by the Sea," which was nominated for Best Picture, as well as for Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Directing and more. This is a huge deal for those in the independent film realm, as it gives hope to those seeking Oscar acknowledgement, but have struggled with getting their films on the big screen.According to an article from Wired, both Netflix and Amazon provide access to a wide, potential audience and a platform for a diverse range of stories that intrigue independent filmmakers. In the past few years, the streaming sites have attended major film festivals, like Sundance, and unlike major studio companies that are extremely rigid with their film selections, Netflix and Amazon pick up what they find most interesting, and know their audience will enjoy. Plus, they offer top dollar for the films, making them a threat to these motion picture conglomerates.Independent filmmakers have always struggled to take their projects to a theatrical level, but streaming platforms are making that recognition increasingly obsolete. There is a wide array of films featured on both sites, which gives users the opportunity to check out visual stories they would not get a chance to see in theaters.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUHFjy2qDgAmazon and Netflix have become great competitors during the Sundance Film Festival, getting into bidding battles with big studios, which they've recently been winning. According to Vanity Fair, "Manchester By the Sea" was bought by Amazon Studios for $10 million in 2016, and this past Sundance Film Festival, Amazon purchased a few other films like The Big Sick, a Judd Apatow film ($12 million), The Long Strange Trip, a documentary produced by Martin Scorsese ($6 million), and more. Netflix also purchased its share of documentaries, like To the Bone, starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves ($8 million), and Nobody Speak, a Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker documentary ($2 million).With the Academy Awards nominating streamed films on Amazon and Netflix, the Oscars are opening doors to independent filmmakers and making the industry more inclusive. So if you're an indie filmmaker, keep doing what you're doing because you might have a chance at snagging the coveted Oscar, but without the hassle of a theatrical release.[via Wired] [post_title] => Streaming Sites are Threatening Hollywood and Inspiring Indie Filmmakers [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => streaming-sites-are-threatening-hollywood-and-inspiring-indie-filmmakers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-14 12:24:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-14 17:24:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75962 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75922 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2017-02-13 15:42:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-13 20:42:24 [post_content] => Contrary to the belief of diehard MTV-era faithfuls, the music video game is as alive as ever. And thanks to the internet and streaming sites like YouTube and Vimeo, we have unprecedented access to all of it. Still, it can be difficult to break through the clutter and find what's relevant and inspiring to your filmmaking hobby or career. So here are 2016's most relevant music videos for filmmakers, in no particular order.
1. David Bowie - Lazarus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8If we had to choose just one music video to be remembered as 2016's greatest, this would be it. David Bowie was one of the many musical legends we lost last year, but the only one to draw inspiration from his impending passing to create a chilling and cinematic farewell. The video came out on Jan. 7, just three days before Bowie died of cancer. Perhaps he felt it coming and decided to do something beautiful with it.
2. Kanye West - Famous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7FCgw_GlWcThe day Kanye no longer causes controversy will be the day he retires. In 2016, one of his main attempts to stir the pot was this video inspired by Vincent Desiderio's painting "Sleep." The self-directed video for Kanye's seventh studio album depicts him sleeping naked in a bed with celebrities and topical figures, such as Taylor Swift, George W. Bush, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby. It's a strangely brilliant masterpiece, grandiose in its fake amateurism.
3. Beyoncé - Formation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZJPJV__bQAs The Guardian's Syreeta McFadden puts it: the video for Beyonce's "Formation" is "inherently political and a deeply personal look at the black and queer bodies who have most often borne the brunt of our politics." With a variety of shooting techniques, scenery, and dance moves, it's fascinating to watch time and time again.
4. Solange - Cranes in the Sky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qrinhNnOMWhile big sis Beyoncé loves to focus on a clear cut message in her videos, her younger sibling takes a slightly different approach, broadening the emphasis on aesthetic and artistic value. Her latest video is yet another masterpiece, as Solange takes us on a trip through high-end photo shoots and ingenious dance performances.
5. Kings of Leon - Waste a Moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmAaWCFlxEEThese Tennessee rockers are no strangers to telling visually appealing stories with their music videos. Although the storyline behind this one can be a bit difficult to comprehend, it's nonetheless a fascinating carousel of light, sound and color, paired with cheerleaders, fainting cops and an octopus pin.
6. Leon Bridges - River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hegd4xNfRoThis video gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of those struck by poverty, crime and police brutality. Filmed in Baltimore, it uses footage from the city's 2015 uprising and was released on the first day of Black History Month. In a statement that came along with the video, Leon Bridges said that “the river has historically been used in gospel music as symbolism for change and redemption [...] I want this video to be a message of light.”
7. Kanye West - Fade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxGvm6btP1AThere's good reason for having more than one Kanye release on this list. In this video, Teyana Taylor plays the lead role, performing intense fitness routines inspired by the 1983 film "Flashdance." Even though Kanye himself doesn't appear, it's clear that the production is all him. It's weirdly inspiring, slightly controversial, and one hell of an erotic workout.
8. Sia - The Greatest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKSRyLdjsPAMaddie Ziegler is probably the greatest (ha!) asset Sia could ever have dreamed of when it comes to music videos. From her 2014 breakthrough single to this collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar, Ziegler's moves have never failed to amaze. This 14-year-old's got talent! No wonder Sia gladly puts the dancer in the spotlight.
9. Frank Ocean - Nikes https://vimeo.com/179791907This video is as gorgeously complex as the song it was created for. Filled with a ton of layers, it's as exhausting to watch as it satisfying, fusing artfully shot imagery with deep poetic messages.
10. Grimes - Kill v. Maim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2EJMd7ZN7wGrimes is one of very few artists who can throw dozens of ideas and concepts into one song or video, and still manage to turn it into beautifully chaotic underground insanity. She once tried to explain the concept for "Kill v. Maim" by saying her song was inspired by Al Pacino in "The Godfather Part II" if he had been a vampire who was able to travel through space and switch genders.
11. Radiohead - Burn the Witch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0kAhh, there's nothing like a tribute to the ancient art of stop motion. Animator Virpi Kettu told Billboard that the band wanted this video raise awareness about the refugee crisis in Europe and the "blaming of different people... the blaming of Muslims and the negativity." The video took Kettu 14 days to shoot, in which she claims she never slept. If you're a filmmaker, you definitely know this struggle.
12. Jamie xx - Gosh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTGJfRPLe08Director Romain Gavras doesn't just make music videos—he makes musical short films. For Jamie xx's "Gosh," he puts African albino Hassan Kone in the midst of hundreds of Chinese boys performing several soldier-like choreographies. The setting is the Chinese ghost city of Hangzhou, sometimes called "China's mini-Paris," the perfect location for some classic Jamie xx drama.
13. Beyoncé - Sorry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxsmWxxouIMWhen Beyoncé's sixth studio album "Lemonade" dropped, it was accompanied by a 60-minute HBO-film divided into 11 chapters: Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness, Accountability, Reformation, Forgiveness, Resurrection, Hope, and Redemption. To be fair, every minute of it deserves to be in any "Best Videos of 2016" list. But this album's first standalone video takes the prize. It is filmed in black and white and features tennis legend Serena Williams, who Beyoncé wanted to include because of her "personification of strength."
14. The 1975 - A Change of Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trbwqF0d7NACritics call this black and white pearl "1975's most plot-driven music video to date." Basically, two clowns go on a date to a fair and end up... well, just watch it. It's strangely relaxing and will undoubtedly make you think about things that look like they're meant to be, but actually aren't.
15. Clipping - Wriggle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5msWb1l2j6gThis might be 2016's weirdest video and it's a masterpiece because of it, but it surely isn't for the faint of heart. The Bay Area noise-rap crew, for the most part, constructed the video using a diverse selection of creepy, vulgar GIFs, which is a perfect fit for their chaotic hip-hop sound—and definitely provides a unique take on music video production.
16. The Weeknd - False Alarm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW5oGRx9CLMViewer discretion is highly recommended for this intense video. Beginning with a bank robbery, viewers get a first person perspective on kidnapping, road rage, murder and more, in what's more akin to a short film than music video.
17. Pup - Sleep in the Heat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa3Afg3fzAQPup's music might be a little niche, but this video revolves around a theme that many people will be able to identify with: the strong bond between a boy and his dog. Heartwarming and deeply saddening at the same time, one of the main roles is played by Finn Wolfhard of "Stranger Things," making it a crowd-pleaser for sure.
18. Die Antwoord - Fat Faded Fuck Face https://vimeo.com/195866734Ah, Die Antwoord, our favorite rap weirdo's on the planet. Remember how they had Lady Gaga eaten by a lion back in 2012? Or how about 2014, when Ninja turned into a man-eating pitbull? Their latest video is equally as strange and stylistically reminiscent to the duo's 2010 breakthrough hit, "Enter the Ninja," but with more nudity and lots of original body art. [post_title] => 18 Music Videos of 2016 Every Filmmaker Should Watch [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 18-music-videos-of-2016-every-filmmaker-should-watch [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/195866734 [post_modified] => 2017-02-13 15:42:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-13 20:42:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75922 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75584 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-08 14:15:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-08 19:15:36 [post_content] => When we imagine a cinematic master piece, we think of it on a big screen. We know it was shot on some fancy camera, with some A-list celebrities and billion dollar sets. But not all films have to be traditionally made. In fact, the opposite can be just as creative.Trim Lamba, a University of Oxford student in London, is breaking movie-making boundaries by creating a film entirely on Snapchat. His film is set to be featured on Vimeo as Short of the Week on Feb. 10.In an interview with Mashable, Lamba said he's always been fascinated with social media and how features like Snapchat's "Story" allows users to create and curate their lives through a series of photos and videos. "Often, we skew this to present our most joyous and attractive selves," Lamba said in the interview.The film is a seven-minute piece following actress Chantelle Levene as she goes to parties, hangs out with her friends and hits up the gym. The snaps are realistic, depicting the main character's typical day, but eventually taking a dark, dismal turn. "I wanted to test the resilience of the social avatar when faced with unpleasantness," continued Lamba to Mashable. "Our aim then was to bring together social media and cinema in a synthesis that felt authentic, searing and potentially illuminating."Aside from being featured on Vimeo, Lamba has been invited to screen his film throughout London, which he believes will give audiences a unique perspective when shown on a big screen. It is also important to note that this is not the first time Snapchat has been used to make a movie. According to Mashable, writer/director Hannah Macpherson borrowed the account of YouTube star Andrea Russett to create a five-day horror film, in real time, called "Sickhouse."No doubt, it's clear that Snapchat is no longer just an social sharing app, but a platform for creatives to challenge themselves to adapt and master new mediums. Lamba's Snapchat film is creative, unique and will surely capture the audience's attention.[via Mashable] [post_title] => "Cracked Screen": A Dark Story Told Entirely Through Snapchat [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cracked-screen-a-dark-story-told-entirely-through-snapchat [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 14:15:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-08 19:15:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75584 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75335 [post_author] => 47193 [post_date] => 2017-02-04 15:14:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-04 20:14:58 [post_content] => YouTube superstar Casey Neistat has been taking a lot of slack since his app Beme was acquired by CNN. In the deal, Neistat joined CNN Worldwide and will start a new media brand dedicated to “timely and topical video content powered by bleeding edge mobile technology.” Obviously, the deal will make Neistat millions of dollars.And, being that it's 2017 and the world is full of virtual trolls, the hatred for Neistat came in quickly. It didn't help that he joined forces with a company that the President of the United States has labeled as "fake news". But today, Neistat addressed those trolls head on by uploading a new video for his 6.5 million YouTube subscribers. Simply titled 'Millionaire YouTube SELLOUT', Neistat starts the video by burning a stack of Benjamins...or does he?The YouTube filmmaker then goes on a five and a half minute inspirational talk that directly confronts the keyboard warriors who have been calling him a sellout because of his recent partnership with CNN. He addresses how, as a kid, your imagination fuels your life ambitions, but as you get older, those dreams quickly give way to reality. In addition, a fear of failure makes those dreams become more and more distant.Neistat tells us his reality hit earlier than most, as his girlfriend became pregnant when he was 15. He put his dreams on the back burner to get a job and be a supportive father. Now, 20 years later, he finds himself with a massive following and a comfortable bank account by accomplishing those dreams. And not everyone is happy for him.So Neistat addresses those people with this brilliant and motivating talk. And he ends it by bashing his stack of Benjamins over the haters' heads with this line.
If the haters only invested all that energy they use calling you a sellout and used it to elevate themselves instead, maybe, just maybe, they would up be up here with you. [post_title] => Casey Neistat Reacts to "Selling Out" And It's Absurdly Inspiring [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => casey-neistat-reacts-to-selling-out-and-its-absurdly-inspiring [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-04 15:35:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-04 20:35:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75335 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75237 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-03 16:37:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-03 21:37:01 [post_content] => You'd be unlikely to find a resident in New York who doesn't have a terrifying apartment-related story worth filming. A city as old and overpopulated as this one is a breeding ground for shitty roommates, deteriorating buildings, and in the case of one NYC filmmaker, a bizarre landlord that rivals the one from The Resident.In the case of NYC Filmmaker Brian Bolster, his landlord, Rita, wasn't watching him through two-way mirrors and peepholes (that we know of), but she was keeping close tabs on him and his roommate. So, he turned the camera on himself to document the all too common occurrence of "when a one-year lease feels like a one-year sentence."The 11-minute video One Year Lease begins with a recording of Rita offering to feed Brian and his roommate Thomas' cat Casper.[caption id="attachment_75311" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] via screengrab[/caption]
"Hello Brian this is Rita, your new landlord, we just signed the leases together. I would like to make a suggestion. Why don't I feed casper the ghost? Casper the ghost? (she mumbles to herself) Why Don't I feed Casper? Okay? I'm willing to do it. I know how to take care of a cat. To change their litter box and all that jazz. I'm willing to do it for you while you and your roommate are out of town. Cat Lover! Now I hope I have the right young man. Okay thank you." Unfortunately for the cat lover, Brian and Thomas ask their friend to watch Casper instead, which made Rita very upset.
"Hi Brian this is Rita. One more thing. Casper was crying. He's in there in the dark. Total darkness. Are you sure that your friend is feeding Casper? I'm upset. I'm very upset for Casper. He was crying and crying. He's in total, total darkness. It's not fair that he should be in total darkness and crying. And I hope that your friend is feeding casper. I'm-I'm very upset, Brain. Terribly upset." In case you're as worried as Rita, the cat was indeed fed. Here's another fun fact: Cats can see in the dark too. But Rita, however, seemed to have another reason for her beef with Casper's temporary caretaker.[caption id="attachment_75312" align="aligncenter" width="2554"] via screengrab[/caption]
"Hello Thomas, this is Rita. I'm very angry. I'm holding your mail, alright? I have five envelops here and I do not want to be responsible for your mail. I want it out of my possession. Now somebody snuck back into the apartment. I wasn't born yesterday. Alright? They refused to open the door, acting childish, like a spoiled brat. Okay, I've had it now. All I want to do is leave the mail in the apartment with the person that is feeding the-the Casper. Evidentially, it's the cat sitter. I don't know. Or it's you or Brian. I don't know. But I do not want to be held responsible with your mail. Alright? Okay? I have nothing against the cat. That's why I prefer cats over people. Casper's innocent. He's like all poor animals. But I have important mail for you. Am I asking for the world?" She may not be asking for the world, but in another message she asks if Thomas and Brian have any pots and pans they want to get rid of because she's not ashamed to take them. Later in the video, she reaffirms her shameless begging when she solicits them late at night for a paper shredder they "might" be throwing away. Why she needs it, one can only imagine. Perhaps to shred the leases of past tenants gone missing?Watch the video above for the full recount of this horrifying situation. NYC renters rejoice! [post_title] => Filmmakers Reveal The Bizarre Reality of Eccentric NYC Landlord [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => filmmakers-reveal-the-bizarre-reality-of-eccentric-nyc-landlord [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-03 16:37:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-03 21:37:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75237 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75024 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 16:33:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 21:33:29 [post_content] => Rob Stewart, the filmmaker behind the documentary series Sharkwater, disappeared on Jan. 31 after a diving session in the Florida Keys for Sharkwater 2. According to a Miami Herald article, Stewart, 37, was diving with a friend off the coast of Lower Matecumbe Key, near Alligator Reef in about 225 feet of water. They were using closed-circulation rebreathing dive equipment in place of the traditional scuba tanks, which are open-air circulation. The pair resurfaced around 5:15 pm, and the Stewart's friend was pulled onto the diving boat and passed out. When the crew on the boat went to retrieve Stewart, he was gone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5fObF_CCYcSea Shepard, a conservation group Robert was with, said they believe he might have passed out and floated off. His sister, who is located in Canada, said she is worried his floatation device isn't fully inflated. She told CBC Toronto Wednesday morning the time to find Stewart is crucial.
“We’re in the critical window of daylight right after he’s gone missing where, if we’re going to find him on the surface — where we’d like to find him — it’s going to be today.” Rebreathers are ideal when filming under the water, however the safety of the diver is somewhat compromised when choosing not to dive with conventional scuba tanks.The Coast Guard Station Islamorada, Air Station Miami,The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office,Wildlife Conservation Commission, divers from theKey Largo Volunteer Fire Department and many others are aiding in the search for Stewart. It has not been estimated how long the search will continue.His friends set up a GoFund Me page where you can donate to the efforts to find Stewart.The second installment of Stewart's film Sharkwater began filming in December 2016. He and his group started a Kickstarter campaign to speed up the process of filming the documentary. Stewart has a passion for filmmaking and protecting the world's most powerful creatures. There is a stigma sharks are violent and terrifying creatures, but through these films, Stewarts wants to highlight the importance of sharks in our ecosystem and expose those trying to make them go extinct. Check out the video for Sharkwater 2 where Stewart goes on a quest to find 80 million missing sharks and uncover the multi-billion dollar industry that has made us become a part of the greatest wildlife massacre ever known.https://vimeo.com/171576801Sharkwater, Stewart's first installment in the documentary project, changed the way others view sharks and made the 24 million people who watched it want to do something to protect the species. Stewart's next film wants to inspire even more people to get involved in the cause. If you want to contribute to the search of Rob Stewart, donate to his GoFund Me page. [post_title] => "Sharkwater" Filmmaker Rob Stewart Disappears While Diving Off Florida Keys [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => sharkwater-filmmaker-rob-stewart-disappears-while-diving-off-florida-keys [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/171576801 [post_modified] => 2017-02-01 16:33:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-01 21:33:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75024 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74977 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 14:04:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 19:04:57 [post_content] => If you ever played the once immensely popular Fruit Ninja game, you probably secretly wondered what it would be like to hack-and-slash some fruits in real life. YouTubers Sam and Niko, who dedicate their time to exploring and expanding "the craft of creativity in a new era," were tired of just wondering, so they put their money where their mouth is.[caption id="attachment_74985" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Real life Fruit Ninja... How hard could it be?[/caption]The idea was to attach some GoPro's to a sword and to capture some epic slow-motion splatters, but they quickly found out it was much easier said than done. Motion blur seemed the biggest hurdle, which made them realize they needed at least 1,000 FPS and ideal light conditions. Not that easy when forecasts predicted 100% chance of rain.[caption id="attachment_74987" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Looking pretty good from this angle...[/caption][caption id="attachment_74988" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Not looking so good from this angle...[/caption][caption id="attachment_74989" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Now what?[/caption][caption id="attachment_74990" align="alignnone" width="1920"] 100% chance of rain = time to invent things![/caption]But when the sun finally showed some mercy, the team could finally try to capture their money shots. Experimenting with different angles and stitching together multiple shots eventually lead to pretty cool footage. I kind of want to reinstall Fruit Ninja now...[caption id="attachment_74986" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Banzai![/caption][via mashable and petapixel] [post_title] => See 'Fruit Ninja' Come to Life with a Sword and Some GoPro's [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => see-fruit-ninja-come-to-life-with-a-sword-and-some-gopros [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-01 14:04:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-01 19:04:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74977 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74315 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-01-25 12:13:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-25 17:13:15 [post_content] => It's that time of the year again: nominations for the biggest night in the film industry, the 89th Academy Awards were released yesterday. The following films were nominated for Best Picture:
Most award show lovers have probably seen all the films and are ready to sit in front of their televisions, drink wine and fill out their Oscar prediction cards. However, those who are film makers may not be attending view parties or hosting their own, reasons being the Oscar just might not be relevant to those on the independent side of the industry. According to an interview with two production members of Breakaway.com, the Oscars are relevant in their own "self-serving way."
- Hacksaw Ridge
- Hell of High Water
- Hidden Figures
- La La Land
- Manchester by the Sea
It feeds into the Hollywood model of these are the films “we” like and maybe you should, too. There are exceptional films, no doubt, but as a benchmark of what's really moving cinema, I don’t look to the Oscars. They present a lot of the same thing, albeit done remarkably well. For those within the independent film industry who create works of art not recognized by the Academy, it probably isn't so relevant to them. The "Hollywood model" of the Academy awards has become repetitive the last few years: if the film features a white lead, it's most likely a shoe-in for Best Picture (*cough* *cough,* La La Land). According to a Huffington Post article, the Oscars are basically a marketing tool, a way for the studios to make more money and rarely focus on the celebration of film as a true art form. This video explains the differences between independent film makers and studios, and helps to understand the main reason why film makers may not believe the Oscars are relevant in the industry.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsIXcbDrdvMOn the other hand, I still think the Oscars hold some kind of importance to some film makers from small production companies seeking "Oscar buzz" for their films. Some of the indie films nominated for Oscars this year include Moonlight, I Am Not Your Negro, Fire at Sea and Life Animated... the list continues. Of course, most of these are documentaries, and excluding Moonlight, most of the films nominated for Best Picture are products of major studio companies. However, when an independent filmmaker gets an Oscar nomination, the awards definitely become more relevant. Those who work for small production companies, sometimes with little funding, can gain some serious attention when one of their films is nominated for an Oscar.[caption id="attachment_74361" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins.[/caption]The 2017 Academy Awards have some great films lined up, and I'll admit it, I will be one of those people curled up on the couch with a glass of wine, watching with a friend or two. There is a little more diversity in the films this year, which is a huge step in the Academy world compared to last year's #OscarsSoWhite. So with the addition of more films with actors, directors and film makers of color, maybe the Oscars will connect more with those who usually refuse to watch it. According to film reviewers around the Internet, Moonlight and La La Land are going head-to-head for the coveted Best Picture award, and if Moonlight wins, it will be a victory for both independent film makers and film makers of color. [post_title] => Are the Oscars Still Relevant to Film Makers of 2017? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => are-the-oscars-still-relevant-to-film-makers-of-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:00:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:00:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74315 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 70533 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-09-08 13:44:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-09-08 17:44:12 [post_content] => When Disney's The Force Awakens was being produced, fans were regaled with the inane attention to detail and reliance on practical effects, such as on-location shooting, full sets and impressive makeup and costume work. But just because there was a lot of practical effects doesn't mean they tried to scale back the digital special effects, which are shown off in this highlights reel from Industrial Light and Magic (who are my personal favorite effects team).
We are pleased to share a sample of the visual effects work created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The history of ILM leads all the way back to 1975 and origins of Star Wars and The Force Awakens gave us the opportunity to once again push the boundaries of what is possible in character animation and visual effects while combining cutting edge practical effects and physical sets. ILM studios in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London each contributed to the film effects as did our partners Hybride, Base FX and Virtuos. The best special effects are the ones you don't even notice are there, and much of the best work ILM did here was in background world building. Great stuff. [post_title] => Despite Heavy Practical Effects Use, Check Out the Incredible Special Effects Production in The Force Awakens [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => despite-heavy-practical-effects-use-check-out-the-incredible-special-effects-produciton-in-the-force-awakens [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:14:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:14:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=70533 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 70270 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2016-09-02 16:13:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-09-02 20:13:49 [post_content] => Since the early days of tech, adult entertainment has quietly innovated the digital world. It was the first to process payments online, and to stream and live stream video. It even helped establish some of the staple lighting techniques used in fashion photography. Most recently, it’s become one of the quickest emerging outlets for virtual reality. But this time, it’s different. For it to advance, the adult and startup industries must intersect, which poses a challenge for both sides, despite their symbolic strongholds on California business.For one, porn is still considered taboo in the tech world, and venture capital firms are worried about the PR that comes with investing in it. This stigmatization is nothing new for sex workers; for example, banks often close their accounts because they’re seen as “high risk” clients, making it difficult to do ordinary things like lease apartments. For adult entertainment companies, on the other hand, it’s difficult to keep up with the millions in funding awarded to unadulterated VR developers across the globe.But despite the hurdles, the pioneers are pushing it forward. They’re creating new, cost-efficient production technology and reinventing monetization models. It’s a defiance and disruption of the industry, and really, it’s easy to see why: “no visual technology has ever been so perfectly suited to sexual applications as VR,” WIRED writes, where immersion and intimacy are the two key words in nearly all of its applications.We spoke with some of the key players in VR porn to learn more about this quickly evolving corner of adult entertainment.[caption id="attachment_70292" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Photo: Wilferd Guenthoer - Model: Ela Darling[/caption]PULLING OUT OF THE INDUSTRY“The entire experience is different in VR. You feel like you are in the room with this person, talking to this person, and fucking this person,” says Ela Darling, a former librarian turned AVN-award-winning pornstar, industry activist, and VR porn pioneer. “You have to play that up and make yourself seem like a personable character—not just a fucking thing on a screen.”Darling initially entered the VR space in 2014, after she came across a Reddit post made by a friend of a young developer, James Ashfield, who was struggling to recruit models for a shoot. Months later, she flew out to Baltimore, where the duo became equal business partners in VRTube.xxx. Today, the site is credited as the first to offer adult content in 180 and 360-degree 3D captures, holographic VR, and live VR cam streaming. “It was the perfect match, and we were the first to hit the market in a lot of ways,” she says. “The porn industry tends to move fast, and since it’s just the two of us we’re able to pivot from idea to idea very quickly,” a key quality when working with such rapidly evolving technology. (Since the original publication of this article in April 2016, Darling has launched CAM4VR, an adult site featuring live VR performances).If we look at VR as a medium, its rate of development is staggering. A handful of companies are already creating content for commercial and advertising purposes, alongside its obvious ties to gaming and entertainment. But while it’s not yet a proven platform, there are few things holding it back. The first is that not nearly enough potential users have access to headsets. Sure, you can purchase the hand-held, smartphone-powered Google Cardboard for $20 or less, HTC's Vive for a pricey $799, or Samsung’s GearVR for $100, but these, arguably, do very little to show the true capabilities of VR. Cardboard, for example, has an approximate latency—the time it takes between turning your head and showing the picture that matches that rotation—of 75ms of higher. This is considered to be very high and is known to cause nausea. The GearVR achieves about 20ms, but it can only be powered using Samsung smartphones and VR apps, which, for countless reasons, limits the image resolution and overall quality.
"For pre-recorded VR porn, however, most current platforms require the user to download the video files along with a player to view them." But all of this could change when the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is released this spring. Unlike its predecessors, the Rift achieves incredibly low latency at a considerably high resolution. Even more, the main difference is an improved field of view, or how far into your peripheral vision the virtual world will be visible—a critical factor for immersion. Already, Oculus has partnered with companies such as Dell and Asus to offer high-performance PCs optimized for Rift and developed support for Xbox One games. But there’s a drawback: it’s priced at $599, a seemingly high number for turning on its first generation of users. And though it’s said that this price is worth the level of quality, its most anticipated competitor is Playstation, which recently undercut the Rift at $399 with a launch scheduled for October.Specifically for adult VR content, playback is also an issue, but in more ways than just hardware. Years ago, porn was often downloaded using P2P clients such as LimeWire, which was far from ideal: you had to wait for a download to complete—then pray that you didn’t just welcome a virus to your hard drive. Today, the most popular way to safely watch porn is through online streaming services, such as PornHub or YouPorn. For pre-recorded VR porn, however, most current platforms require the user to download the video files along with a player to view them (the process is the same for mobile headsets, but instead you’re downloading an app). Not only does this consume a ton of storage space, especially on mobile devices, but it seems like a step backward compared to the usability of streaming platforms. This could make it difficult to convert the average porn user from video to VR, although some companies are already working on a solution.[caption id="attachment_70295" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Photo: Alexander Sinclaire - Model: Ela Darling[/caption]TURNING ON AN AUDIENCEVR Innovation is a software development company that gives website owners the ability to host streamable 180 and 360-degree videos on PCs and mobile devices. One of its platforms, ViRP, targets adult entertainment and is the first to offer the playback of 3D, VR adult videos in web browsers with head-tracking (ViRP has since been discontinued and the company's official VR Player has launched). “The adult entertainment industry will be the front runners in producing VR video content in the near future,” says one of the lead developers of ViRP, who asked to not be named. “It already has the largest catalog of VR video content, more so than any other industry, and we expect this trend to continue.”So what sets adult VR content apart? According to the ViRP developer, it’s currently the only industry truly monetizing VR video. “Everything else tends to be event-based, like a special production or something for advertising purposes. But there aren’t a lot of video companies putting their resources into VR video outside of the adult industry. That will probably change in 2017, but for 2016, this will likely be the landscape.”
“Right now, the market isn’t strong enough to support a model webcamming in only VR. For most adult VR sites, the monetization structure is subscription-based, while live VR cams are typically pay-by-the-minute. VRTube, however, takes a different approach. Rather than requiring users to commit to a monthly subscription, it offers a VOD (video on demand) option to purchase scenes a la carte. “It’s still such an experimental medium, and there’s too much of a chance to alienate customers with a subscription requirement,” says Darling. “I’ve seen some sites lose a lot of people because they put out a scene or two that just really wasn’t their cup of tea.”To further saturate the market, Darling and Ashfield are building out a new system to help others monetize their VR webcam content. Through software initially released in July 2015, performers can simultaneously cam in 2D, 3D, and VR during a traditional cam stream session. The performer is also able to record this content using an affordable new VR camera offered by VRTube, which can be sold and profited from in perpetuity.[caption id="attachment_70302" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Model: Ela Darling[/caption]“The camera costs $250 to make, but after we scale it up, it will cost even less. So for a performer who wants to get started in VR it’s a just $250 camera and that’s it.” says Darling. “Right now, the market isn’t strong enough to support a model webcamming in only VR. That’s why we created this system that allows for both options, which gives performers a much larger scope of monetization for their work.”For bigger productions, however, where shoots typically operate on budgets of $3,000 to $5,000, the fallback camera setup is an array of GoPro lenses housed in a modified rig, according to Anna Lee, president of HoloGirls VR. Lee, who has worked on over 60 scenes in the past six months, explains that this is far from efficient because it’s impossible to adjust the lens settings after it’s placed in the housing on set; not to mention that GoPros have a knack for underperforming in low-light and shifting focus.“We’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with different types of rigs, lens placements, and various configurations,” she says. As a result, production companies have begun constructing cameras using off the shelf parts, exclusively for their in-house teams. “We’re experimenting with a brand new rig and techniques that I can’t quite reveal yet.”But perhaps the greatest challenge is for the performers themselves. Unlike much of the porn we watch today (yes, most of us do), VR is generally captured in one continuous shot. The reason for this is that cuts break the immersion of a scene, meaning each take must start from the beginning. And if you’ve ever worked in porn, you understand why this is problematic: because you can only shoot for as long as the actors can perform.“You can’t reset and back up five minutes—it doesn’t work that way,” says Lee. “You’re also working within the physiology and the anatomy of people, so you have to take that into account as well.”[caption id="attachment_70296" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo: Rae Threat - Model: Ela Darling[/caption]FACTORING THE IMPACTThere's no doubt that adult entertainment outliers are innovating the VR industry while building a new market altogether. Each day this market is growing, as VR becomes more accessible and more porn companies begin to release content. In little time, it seems like VR porn will be everywhere: we will be able to fuck whoever we want, whenever we want, and however we want. On the surface, really, it sounds pretty remarkable. But as with every new invention, it’s important to consider how it affects the people who use it.Alexander Rhoades is the founder of NoFap, a community-based porn recovery website. The intent of the site is to “offer all the tools our users need to connect with a supportive community of individuals determined to quit porn use and free themselves from compulsive sexual behaviors.” Many of its members are addicts who report symptoms of hormonal changes and sexual dysfunction due to heavy porn use. Often, this leads to damaged relationships with partners, the inability to be aroused in real life, and symptoms of depression and loneliness. Rhoades is in recovery himself—a process NoFap calls “rebooting”—and says his addiction began at just 11 years old when he accidentally encountered a pop-up ad showing a compilation of simulated rape porn.
"Our brains, at a higher level, know that it's not real world sex, but at a primitive level, we get tricked by this." “I wasn’t seeking that out, but naturally, I was attracted to the images of the naked woman on the screen,” he says. “From there it turned into pretty classic Internet searches, like ‘boobies’ and things like that. At first, I would look at thumbnail images, and eventually began printing them on pieces of paper. It escalated from there, and by the time I was 19 or so, I was jerking it to grotesque HD porno 10 times a day.”According to Rhoades, porn addiction is a silent epidemic that’s sweeping the world with the accessibility of internet porn. He believes it's nondiscriminatory, meaning it affects average men and women without any prerequisite to addiction. However, it is important to note that NoFap is not an anti-masturbation or sex-negative website, and unlike other support groups, such as AA or NA, it does not argue that individuals should abstain for the rest of their lives. “We’re not trying to legislate the consumption of pornography, and were not lobbying or advocating for it—we’re trying to combat this through education rather than legislation,” says Rhoades.
“It’s easy to treat any emerging medium, especially when it comes to porn, as a scapegoat for our personal issues." So will the highly realistic qualities of VR increase the rate of porn addiction, and will the symptoms of addiction become more intense with more immersive pornography? Rhoades, who nevertheless acknowledges the adult entertainment industry’s influence on technology, believes it will.“I think if you make it harder to differentiate between pornography and the real world, this addiction will escalate to levels we’ve never seen before—and real sex will never be comparable to what you can get from porn,” says Rhoades. “You’re going to be able to choose what your partner looks like, how they act, and you might even be able to do illegal things. It’s not only going to appeal to your senses, but the situations that occur are going to be very unlike real world sex. The problem with this is that our brains, at a higher level, know that it's not real world sex, but at a primitive level, we get tricked by this. It’s going to morph our sexual identities, and it's going to affect our lives in other ways.”Darling, however, sees things differently. Rather than alienating its users, she believes VR porn could be used to improve the sexual health of people without access to intimacy, such as those suffering from mobility or mental disabilities.“There are a lot of people who have never had the opportunity to experience a romantic relationship and this could finally provide that for them,” she says. “It’s easy to treat any emerging medium, especially when it comes to porn, as a scapegoat for our personal issues. And if people would rather use porn in their private life than engage with their partner, I think there’s a larger issue at hand, like the ways they’re engaging with their partner in the first place.” [post_title] => Inside the Interactive Sex Industry and the World of VR Porn (NSFW) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inside-the-interactive-sex-industry-and-the-world-of-vr-porn-nsfw [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 17:25:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 22:25:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=70270 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67219 [post_author] => 47237 [post_date] => 2016-06-06 15:47:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-06 19:47:49 [post_content] => Everything seems more beautiful on screen—even the gore and grit of a film are amplified in post production allowing for it’s translation on screen to visually embrace and stimulate the viewer more than an image of similar caliber would do so in real life. It’s no surprise, then, that color editing and lighting are currently fields of extreme relevancy with a wide range of photographers anywhere from Petra Collins, known for her gauzy portrayal of young women, to Steven Klein, famous for his brutal depiction of high fashion, experimenting with lighting and color toning in their images.Cinema, a longtime friend of photography, often holds its hand through the evolution of its imaging trends which lands it at a current point of similar color emphasis and experimentation. The color saturation and lighting of an image, or a moving image for the likes of this article, have become especially relevant in the latter half of the last century with filmmakers like Wong Kar Wai and others carving out a niche group for their uniquely colorful films.Here are some films that share a unique emphasis on their cinematography and coloring, in no particular order.1. Punch Drunk Love Paul Thomas Anderson’s romantic comedy that incorporates a wide pallet of primary colors and their tertiary brothers. The film is hilariously quirky and upliftingly colorful, featuring characters who possess much more depth in unspoken sentiments than in what is outspoken in the film.2. Lost in Translation Quite the opposite mood to the prior film, Sofia Coppola cultivates a very particular feeling in all her films. Lost in Translation pins a disconnectedness mingled with forlorn sense of resignation—it’s most powerful point being its ability to capture both without bordering on despair. With a collection of warm, hazy colors and soft focusing Coppola creates a very intimate atmosphere within the realm of film that quietly reflects the emotional state of solace both characters seek, and briefly find with each other.3. HerMany have written regarding the relation between Her and Lost in Translation, reflecting of the seemingly purposeful fluidity and conversation between both plots. Whether or not there is any certifiable tie is up in the air, but it’s notable that both films share a similar color palette of skin toned blends and red-pink hues. Her, being the more surreal of the duo. It's a subdued but powerful plot on human sadness and the lengths we go to, to find companionship and mitigate our loneliness.4. In the Mood for LoveStills for this film are as beautiful as the film itself—each still could be an individual photograph in an exhibition. The whole film seems drenched in silky red wine as the set make up and coloring all resound a deep burgundy. One of Wong Kar Wai’s early hits, In the Mood for Love is a tender masterpiece and a Wong Kar Wai classic about the confusion and in congruencies in love.5. My Blueberry NightsHopping on the train of moody colors and lost lovers Wong Kar Wai’s more recent film, My Blueberry Nights, is another cinematic masterpiece lacking only slightly in storyline. Nevertheless, the slightly mundane and overused story line is redeemed by the beautiful cinematography.6. DaisiesThrowing back to the 60’s Daisies is the less color enhanced of this collection, but equally as immersive in it’s set props and make up which render it just as colorful and diverse. The specificity and detail in each frame is as astounding and revolutionary as the subtle content in the film. Worth a watch.7. Scorpio RisingOn this similar streak of older movies, Kenneth Anger’s 1964 short film/music installment, Scorpio Rising, is an explosive look into the rowdy biker-gang lifestyle of the 60’s. The film makes up for it’s lack of conversation with a great soundtrack that sets the mood for the film’s violent yet arguably redemptive nature.8. Requiem for a DreamFollowing the brutally violent streak, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream explores drug addiction and it’s repercussions in a gorily realistic manner co-mixing it with spurts of brutally imaginative sub-scenarios. Limb-dismemberments, sex-trade orgies and psychiatric hospitals are all included in the formula. This film is a true cruel masterpiece.9. Blue VelvetDavid Lynch portrays love in a sadomasochistic manner in Blue Velvet, a film famous for being risqué both in terms content and cinematography. Mixing a sensual murder plot with the sexual curiosity of a young man Lynch dyes the whole film in a hue of deep blues and purples further amplifying the sexual undertones already present.10. Night on Earth Perhaps a quite finish, Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth is a beautifully human take on the individual occurrences in taxi cabs around the world at the twilight hour. Documenting private lives that are both laughably heart wrenching and coincidental he captures small glances of the human condition, completely unaware, and in full force. [post_title] => 10 Visually Stunning Films Every Filmmaker Should Watch [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 10-visually-stunning-films-every-filmmaker-should-watch [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 14:58:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 19:58:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=67219 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67190 [post_author] => 47224 [post_date] => 2016-06-02 18:07:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-02 22:07:17 [post_content] => "Traveling brings not only positive moments, it also requires taking on difficulties” says Russian filmmaker Kokorev Konstantin in the fifth episode of his “Surf in Siberia” short film series. The film features himself and a few other adventurous travelers, as they set off the cold and harsh conditions of the Arctic Ocean in search of massive swells to surf. “All journeys are like dreams. Some flashbacks, some special memories are bits of the places I visited” he adds. Describing his "Surf in Siberia" series, Kokorev writes on his Vimeo page “The movie tells us about the Russian surfers riding in the severe conditions of The Far North. Only a few have tried surfing at this latitude, even fewer have tried it in Russia. The movie was shot over one year at different locations in the Murmansk region. The camera crew has filmed different seasons, conditions and moods of those sites. Having overcome all of the difficulties and having been inspired by the northern spirits, our heroes share their impressions about the places they’ve visited, the past of our country and their childhood.”Apart from the breathtaking scenes of surfing in the Arctic Ocean, episode 5 also highlights Kokorev's fascination with old school film cameras in documenting most of his travels. Watching and listening to him explain his passion for travel and photography instantly desire to take up his hobbies and follow the trail he and his friends are blazing. It might not come in the similar punitive weather condition of Siberia - but definitely a new adventure awaits those who would heed Kokorev's call to adventure.Capturing the vast abandoned atmosphere of Siberia as they crawl their way through the Arctic Ocean - one can see the contrast of both the quiet beauty of the place and its unknown ruggedness characterized by extreme weather conditions. Only a few individuals armed with the zest for adventure would dare visit this place to surf its icy waters."Right now, Its a wasteland. No wonder. After all, we are talking about the far north, and here, it is far and severe. Indeed, living here is tough" Kokorev narrates on the video. By using deft camera work to produce fast-shifting scenes, kick-ass surfing sequences plus incorporating a pulsating soundtrack, Kokorev accurately captures the lonely yet charming vibe of the Arctic Ocean and the nearby towns in Siberia - compiling all of these moving images to create a short film that is sure to ignite our inner wanderlust. Despite the extreme and solitary environment, Kokorev and his crew shows us that by pushing the envelope to explore and do new things, amazing things are achieved.Check out some stills from the video or better yet watch the whole short film. [post_title] => Filmmaker Documents Surfing in the Harsh and Unforgiving Siberian Landscapes [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => filmmaker-documents-surfing-in-the-harsh-and-unforgiving-siberian-landscapes [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 14:58:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 19:58:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=67190 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 66672 [post_author] => 47193 [post_date] => 2016-05-17 13:51:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-17 17:51:32 [post_content] => It appears there is something in the water at Yellowstone National Park, as not one, but two mind-boggling decisions were made there this week that really make it hard for us to have faith in the future of mankind. Earlier this week, a bison calf had to be euthanized after it's herd refused to accept it back due to the acts of some tourists who put the calf in their car and brought it to a Ranger Station because they thought it was cold. Yes, you read that right.[caption id="attachment_7264" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Courtesy of Karen Richardson[/caption]If you thought that was the dumbest things that tourists did in Yellowstone this week, the clothing/filmmaking guys from High On Life might change your mind.On the afternoon of May 14, 2016, visitors to the nation's first National Park were enjoying the view of the Grand Prismatic Spring from the boardwalk and marked trails that surround this beautiful natural wonder. The calm and peaceful setting was shattered when four men were suddenly seen walking across the incredibly sensitive terrain. To visitors, it was easy to see what their self-serving agenda was, as three of the men were followed closely by a fourth man holding a Glidecam, used for stable video capture. It was obvious these guys weren't amateurs. As it turns out, the team is from a Canadian clothing called High On Life. The team consists of Alexey Lyakh, Ryker Gamble, Justis Cooper and Parker Heuser. According to their website, they have known each other since middle school and spent their younger days idolizing videos from the Jackass crew. They even went to far as to make their own videos called "Dumbass" and sell them to kids at their high school.With a pretty large following on Instagram of almost one million people, these guys have obviously traveled the world and created some great content. You would think with all that travel, they would have learned to show respect for the places they visit, especially ones as sensitive as the Grand Prismatic Spring. But quite the opposite. The team went onto the land knowing it was dangerous, fragile and illegal. There are posted signs everywhere, and on the YouTube video that they posted from the adventure (which has since been removed) you can see the men actually filming the sign telling them not to leave the Boardwalk.Well, they left the boardwalk, even as people standing by shouted at them not too. Check out the video and photos below, which were captured by concerned visitors and promptly turned over to the Park Service.https://youtu.be/wwZVr0VQvrU But at least they got photos for the social media likes (which have also been deleted). Obviously, once the culprits were identified, the Internet was relentless. Hundreds of comments flooded the group's social media accounts, and none of them were supportive. Many people have been writing the team's sponsors voicing their displeasure at the brand ambassadors' actions.So, you would think that with all of the negative attention, the team surely realized their mistakes and would bend over backwards to make it right. Well, not quite. On the "apology" posted on their Facebook account, the team claims "We wandered off the laid out path and took photos of the Grand Prismatic Springs, unaware of the ecological ramifications and safety precautions." Already, this apology is infuriating, as per the YouTube screenshot above, the men saw every sign making them aware of the ecological ramifications and safety precautions. Ok, but we will give them a chance to prove that they care for the places they visit. Surely they will do anything, and work as hard as they have to in order to make this right.
For the next two days, every time someone shares their favorite positive personal memory from Yellowstone National Park on the park’s Facebook page with the hashtag#DonationforYellowstone, we will donate a dollar per personal story post, up to five thousand donation. Oh. So, wait. In order to make up for your brazen, idiotic and disrespectful act, 5,000 hard working Americans need to take time out of their busy day and write a story on Yellowstone's Facebook page? For just $1 each? This reminds me that time 50 Cent used African children for extortion. The team from High on Life has obviously already earmarked $5,000 to donate, so why make the very people you disrespected do all of the work? Wouldn't it make more sense to just donate the money right now? And honestly, 5,000 people writing their favorite stories in 48 hours? No matter how viral this story goes, we all know that isn't happening. You know, because most people work more than one job to make ends meet, have children to take care of, bills to pay, rush-hour traffic to sit in. Not everyone has time to drive around the world in a big blue bus. Which, by the way, doesn't look cheap...which makes their offer of $5,000 (for our hard work) even more insulting.So it appears this story is far from over. Let us know your thoughts. Should the boys be forgiven? Should they just pony up the donation and not make people work for it? Should they be banned from entering the US for commiting a crime on federal land?Screenshots via Buckrail and DIYPhotography. [post_title] => Filmmakers Trample Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring, Want YOU To Work To Make It Right [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => filmmakers-trample-yellowstones-grand-prismatic-spring-want-you-to-work-to-make-it-right [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 14:58:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 19:58:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=66672 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ))